Stepping off the boat onto the mainland late yesterday afternoon, I commented to a friend that “Liam and I are off to see The Police.” “Why? What’s wrong?” was her reply. (She’d heard, “the police.”)
Absolutely nothing was wrong. As Liam commented on his blog late last night,
I have very few words, only that this was a dream come true, to finally see a band I thought I would never get the chance to see. A band that has heavily influenced my music writing and my guitar playing (Andy Summers is brilliant). It was not only a dream come true, but is now the best live performance I’ve ever seen.
At one point in the show, I turned to Liam and said, “It was worth the ticket cost for this one song alone.” The song was Wrapped Around Your Finger.
The Kinnon family are all major Sting fans, but the artist I was most impressed with last night was Stewart Copeland. He was simply outstanding – whether on his extensive kit or the wonderful percussion riser behind him. (I only wish our resident drummer, Rylan, could have taken my place last night to see this show. He had to work. He sees them with his sister, when The Police return to the ACC in November.)
Was the concert too expensive? Probably. Was it worth it? Liam and I would both say yes!
Here are a few shots from my Sony Ericsson cameraphone.